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EtymologyEdit

drab +‎ -er

AdjectiveEdit

drabber

  1. comparative form of drab: more drab

NounEdit

drabber (plural drabbers)

  1. A hair product that works against natural colour to make the hair more drab.
    • 1990, Deborah Chase, The New Medically Based No-Nonsense Beauty Book, page 326:
      In one-step hair coloring products such as Miss Clairol, where you can combine different shades, you can add drabbers, which are ashy substances that minimize the red hues that exist in your hair.
  2. (obsolete) One who associates with drabs; a wencher.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Massinger to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for drabber in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)